007 Film Actress Ana de Armas Says There’s “No Need” For A Female James Bond

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Gender-swapping is all the rage in Hollywood these days. The Marvel villain Ghost, known as John Morley in the comic books, is changed to Ava Starr played by Hannah John-Kamen in the MCU feature ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ There was also a push to cast a female lead to portray Alfred Pennyworth in the Matt Reeves’ adaption ‘The Batman,’ though the role eventually went to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ star Andy Serkis.
Another cinematic character that has become the subject of much debate is MI6 agent James Bond, a traditionally male role since the onset of the novels and short stories written by British author Ian Fleming. According to a ‘MovieWeb’ article, one actress appearing in the long-running stated there was “no need” for the character to be “stolen” by a female celebrity.
‘The Night Clerk’ star Ana de Armas appeared in Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ as CIA Agent Paloma. She shared her opinion to ‘The Sun’ on the subject and why she thinks it is okay for the character to remain as a man.
“There’s no need for a female Bond. There shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character, you know, to take over,” she said. “This is a novel, and it leads into this James Bond world and this fantasy of that universe where he’s at. What I would like is that the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way. That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things.”
The topic of gender-swapped roles has been debated by Hollywood and audiences. The 2016 all-women remake film ‘Ghostbusters: Answer The Call’ was so poorly received that the studio rebooted the reboot with ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ in 2021 reuniting much of the original cast with a new cast. It became the official third film in the original 1984 supernatural comedy franchise.
James has been portrayed in the main franchise by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Craig respectively. Unofficially, David Niven once played the role in a 1967 comedic adaption of ‘Casino Royale.’

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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